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What units does the ntp drift file use?

When the ntpd daemon is running, the file: /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift gets updated periodically. Example: 17:20 hostname 118 ~> ls -l /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift -rw-r--r-- 1 ntp ntp 7 May 20 16:46 ...
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Ubuntu inside virtual machine: ntpd or ntpdate or ??? to avoid clock drift

Problem: ntpd, when installed on a virtual machine running Ubuntu (I've had this on hosts with a variety of hypervisors such as KVM and VMware ESX) seem to be prone to severe clock drift. I haven't ...
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How can I force Ubuntu to use the BIOS internal clock instead of NTP or whatever its being used?

My clock starts running out of sync in Ubuntu which doesn't happen in Windows. The problem is that it just starts losing time after a moment of syncing it with an NTP server, that means the clock is ...
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Clock drift even though NTPD running

I'm having a problem with the clock drifting on my PC. I'M running Ubuntu 10.10 on an somewhat crusty IBM e-server (1.5GB RAM, 2.4GHz CPU) ntpd is running (started at run level 2) servers are ...
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Clock stops ticking when inactive, causing drift

The clock applet drifts in time. Clock is set to "synchronize with internet ..." so it is correct at startup, but then if I stay inactive for some time, may be 5 min as well as 1 hour, the clock stops ...